Making a projector with your flashlight is one of the easiest projects anyone can do. It doesn’t require any materials, just a little bit of time and patience. All you have to do is turn on your flashlight and hold it up against the wall or ceiling so that light shines through. Then, anything in the room becomes a movie prop spoons, cups, clothespins, paperclips
This Is How You Can Projector At Home
Having this project requires no prior knowledge about filmmaking or video production. It’s great for making videos alone at home without having to spend money on expensive equipment! The only limitation is what you might find in your own house (or classroom).
What you will need
To make a projector from a flashlight, you will only need a few materials. In most cases, if not all, you can find them in the store; assuming you don’t already have them. You will also need cutting tools and adhesive. Check out the list below.
- Magnifying glasses
- A knife
- Transparent sheets to make your slides.
- Adhesive to keep the flashlight projector parts in place.
- Styrofoam: it makes up a larger component of the projector. You can get this from the boxes of your electronic gadgets.
How do you make a flashlight projector?
In order to make a projector with a flashlight, you just need to hold it up to the wall or ceiling and turn it on. The beam of light will project onto the surface and create a shadow which looks like a movie screen.
The following steps will demonstrate how to make a projector from a flashlight.
Take three large squares of styrofoam and cut them out. Create a hole in the centre of one square. After cutting through the Styrofoam, make a square hole. Put the magnifying glass on another square of styrofoam and glue it.
Fix the magnifying glasses into the third square of Styrofoam cut out in the shape of the magnifying glass to keep them in place.
Make a U-shaped shape by cutting two smaller squares from the styrofoam. In order for the flashlight handle to fit in, it must be large enough.
A styrofoam base can also be used for the projector, so you will need a base. Create a long rectangle from the styrofoam. Fix the rest of the components to this rectangle.
Put the U-shaped pieces of styrofoam on the projector base and glue them in place. Separate them by about an inch.
Then attach the styrofoam screen, followed by the magnifying glasses in front. Place the magnifying glass, the slide, and the flashlight in this order.
When you turn on the flashlight, the projector should be able to project the slides if you have positioned the components correctly.
Here is a video that shows you how to construct a flashlight projector. Watch the video below.
There are many ways to make a projector with our flashlight. You only need the beam of light from your flashlight, and anything in your room can be used as props for movies! The possibilities are endless–spoons, cups, clothespins, paperclips…anything you can think of that is long enough to cast shadows on an object or surface will work. If you’re looking for some fun activities this summer that won’t break the bank while still giving your kids plenty of opportunities for creative playtime then try making a movie with them using their new projector set up! Let us know how it goes by commenting below. We’d love to hear about all the imaginative projects you come up with after following these instructions!